Definitions of hereditary

  1. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Passing from an ancestor to a descendant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Transmitted from parent to offspring. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Applied to conditions and diseases transmitted by ancestors. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. Descending by inheritance: transmitted from parents to their offspring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. HEREDITARILY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Descending by inheritance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Descending by inheritance; transmitted by descent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. That has descended from an ancestor; that may be transmitted from parent to offspring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Transmitted or possibly transmissible from parent to offspring, as a special quality or condition. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  14. [Latin] Transmissible from parent to offspring, as characteristics, Physical or mental. na
  15. That which is the subject of inheritance. thelawdictionary.org
  16. An epithet given to diseases, communicated from progenitors. Such diseases may exist at birth; or they may supervene at a more or less advanced period of existence. Hereditary diseases, Morbi hereditarii, (F.) Maladies hereditaires, often prevail amongst several members of a family, or are family diseases or complaints. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. Descending by inheritance; (of diseases, instincts, &c.) transmitted from one generation to another; like, the same as, that one\'s parents had, as h. creed, hatred; of, holding position by, inheritance. Hence hereditarily adv., hereditariness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Derived from ancestry, or by inheritance. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. Transmitted from parent to child. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. Possessed or claimed by right of inheritance; descending by inheritance. Complete Dictionary